2011 Big Prize Week Day 3: Zylie the Bear

By Mir
November 23, 2011
Category Contests

This contest post will stay at the top of the page from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Eastern on November 23rd, 2011. Read on to find out about today’s prize and enter to win!

I am so excited about today’s contest; this is exactly the sort of product I wish had been available when my daughter was younger, and I think you’re going to find yourself just as smitten as I have.

Meet Zylie the Bear, an “inquisitive and fashionable 12-year-old bear from Manhattan.” I have to tell you that when the folks behind Zylie contacted me, I kind of went, “Huh. A tween teddy. Okay, whatever,” and agreed to let them send me one, but I didn’t have particularly high hopes, because even though she’s won a ton of toy awards, I’m kind of a cynic.

Well. I have Zylie sitting here—the Zylie one of you will be receiving, in fact—and I have to tell you, the craftsmanship on this thing is incredible. The doll itself is, as you might be able to tell, pretty much what would happen if an American Girl doll and a Boyds Bear had a forbidden love child. Sturdy, adorable, and with the unique combination of fluffy friend and humanoid body that makes her perfect for dressing up. And her clothes; hand to God, the first thing I emailed back after looking at her was, “I want her coat in my size.” So often kids’ dolls and accessories just aren’t very well made, but I can assure you that Zylie would be worth every penny if you were buying her. But you don’t have to, because you can win her from me today.

Oh, one more thing—she comes with a book about her adventures. (Because of course she does.) This is the kind of doll that some lucky little girl is going to take on all of her adventures and cherish for years and years, truly.

Want to win her? Of course you do! First, go review the contest rules and regulations, then come on back here and leave a comment on this post today (Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011) by 8:00 p.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 p.m. Pacific) to be entered for a chance to win. I’ll pull the winner tonight and then we’ll be on to the next contest, because all contests this week will run for one day and one day only.

Ready? Go!


  1. Cute!

  2. I’ll make a bed for her right this very minute!

  3. My daughter would love this!

  4. My little girl would love her!

  5. Thanks, Mir.

  6. oh this is super cute !!

  7. My daughter wants this so bad!

  8. adorable!!

  9. Adorable!!

  10. I’ll take one for my little one, who still loves dolls and stuffed animals…at least for a little longer. SNIFF

  11. Love it!

  12. Either of my daughters would love this!

  13. How would I decide which daughter to give it to? She looks adorable! And the accessories are reasonably affordable – so much better than American Girl.

  14. Perfect Christmas gift for my niece!

  15. I think my 2yo would love this.
    She loves dolls in general and loves bears in general…. This is the perfect merger of the two.

    Thanks Mir!

  16. My 5 yr old is asking for an American Girl doll but I think she’s too young. This would be PERFECT!

  17. Oh yes, please!

  18. Which friend’s kidling to make happy… choices!

  19. I’ll bet my granddaughter would love this!

    My daughter still has her American Girls dolls stored at her house.

  20. My daughter would love to have this!

  21. I have a special little girl in mind to give this to.

  22. Adorable!

  23. Oh my gosh, so cute! Sign me up!

  24. So very cute!

  25. Me!

  26. Oh she is adorable. Can I keep her?

  27. My niece would love this bear. Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. So cute! Thanks, Mir!

  29. sweet. . . fun gift. mkw

  30. My daughter would love her!!

  31. she has great clothes!!

  32. Want Not has now become the very first site I visit every day.

    And your hair remains pretty.

  33. she is just the cutest!

  34. My daughter would love this!

  35. My daughter Kylie would love Zylie 🙂

  36. I know the perfect little girl for this

  37. ooooo
    pick me…..my little girl would love her!
    & you’re right — her clothes are definitely cuter than mine…

  38. My niece would love her.

  39. So cute!

  40. My daughter would love this!

  41. I would love to get her for my granddaughter. She is soo cute!

  42. what did you find out about the coat???

  43. Sweet bear!

  44. Wow! What a Love Child this is!

  45. very cute. even my DS would love this one but we’d save it for Peanut

  46. My Kailtyn is sitting beside me and said “I want that!!” =-)

  47. My Goddaughter’s name is Kylie! Coincidence….I think not. She will be receiving this for sure if I win. Fingers crossed.

  48. So cute! My niece would love this!

  49. Precious!

  50. So cute!

  51. So sweet!

  52. “forbidden love child”..I got my laugh for this morning and my grandaughter would love her.

  53. My girl would adore her!

  54. My niece will be 9 next year. This would be perfect!

  55. Adorable! I’ve never seen these before

  56. Great for my daughter!

  57. Very cute!

  58. My daughter would love this.

  59. I have the perfect niece for this!

  60. so adorable!

  61. My tween would be over the moon with that!!

  62. Precious! My grandaughter would be in heaven!

  63. I’ve got an 8 year old who doesn’t really like dolls, but keeps asking for an American Girl doll. This sounds so much more like what she’d REALLY want!

  64. My daughter would love this sweet little doll/bear!

  65. the best of both worlds, a bear doll! Love her!

  66. So cute!

  67. I have a little friend who would love this.

  68. It’s adorable and you’re pretty!

  69. Oh! I would give her to my neice

  70. adorable!

  71. Perfect for my nieces.

  72. Sweet!

  73. Nice Christmas gift (to myself).

  74. I have a daughter who would just love this!

  75. My niece would absolutely love this!

  76. I have two girls who might just swoon if they received this bear!

  77. super cute

  78. Very cute! I think my daughter would love this!

  79. My girls would love this!! I second the comment about not knowing which one I would be able to give it to. Oh well, hope I have to deal with that little dilemma.

  80. My niece would love this!

  81. So cute! Would love to give her to my niece.

  82. wow- my daughter loves “girlish” things…

  83. My daughters would fall in love with her 🙂 Thanks!

  84. My daughter would flip for this bear! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  85. Oh My Heck! That is SO darling!!! I would LOVE This bear. I mean….my 10 year old daughter would love this bear.
    I would be THE coolest mom if I could give it to her and we would play with her together.

  86. Oh! Would love to win this cutie!

  87. Sweet!

  88. Wow, she looks so cool.

  89. Alas, I have boys but my niece, through whom I have a girl vicariously, would LOVE this!

  90. Cute… and nice compromise for the kid who’s not quite the American Girl type… like my daughter, the Veterinarian-to-be.

  91. My niece would love this!

  92. Either of my two girls would love this!

  93. Oh I have just the person to gift this to for Christmas…

  94. Adorable. Count me in.

  95. Aww – my daughter would love her!

  96. oh, pretty!

  97. me! me! me!

  98. Although my daughter would love her, if I win, I would donate her to one of the girls in the family that my office is sponsoring this Christmas.

  99. How cute!

  100. She’s way more fashionable than me!!

  101. Awwww! Tres cute!

  102. That is so cute!

  103. My granddaughter would absolutely love this bear – count me in. Thanks.

  104. My 12 year old will love this! While she is very mature in some ways, she still loves her stuffed animals!

  105. Awwwww…..now which daughter to give her to??? Hmmmm….

  106. Oooh my daughter would love this. Thanks for the opportunity.

  107. We would love this here!

  108. both of my daughters would ADORE her. how awesome!

  109. Forbidden love child. Snort.

  110. Sweet!

  111. Cute!

  112. Cute!

  113. Need. Want. For my daughter of course.

  114. It’s going to be a hard decision to whom I woul give it to! Maybe I’ll keep it for myself!😉

  115. Me please

  116. me, me, me, please! Thanks, Mir!

  117. Want, want, want! My girl would LOVE this.

  118. I hope I win Zylie for my daughter. If I don’t, I might just have to go out and buy one! Really cute.

  119. Both of my daughters would love this.

  120. And to think we just bought an American Girl!!!

  121. This would be perfect for my daughter!

  122. Too cute!

  123. My 7 year old fashionista daughter would love this. And it would work for Christmas… OR her birthday in January!!

  124. Cutest bear ever. But I have two girls, so I’d have to decide which one is my favorite if I won. This could be difficult.

  125. She is awfully cute!! My little cousin would love her

  126. cute!

  127. My girls have always preferred stuffed animals over dolls. This would be perfect for them.

  128. My daughter would absolutely love this bear! And the clothes … so adorable!!

  129. Oh, that is such the perfect gift for my niece!

  130. What a great alternative to an American Girl!

  131. If I win this I may have to buy another to satisy both grand daughters!

  132. This would be a cool gift for my daughter.

  133. She is adorable:)

  134. My daughter Kylie would love this.

  135. very cute!

  136. Oh gosh, so cute! My nieces would love this!

  137. This is adorable!

  138. Wow, what an adorable bear!

  139. How cute!!

  140. Thank you!

  141. Okay, this is so sweet it makes my teeth hurt! My daughter would love this!

  142. Awww. This would be perfect for my youngest daughter’s birthday in December. Hey, it is *my* 40th birthday today. That should give me an extra cosmic contest boost, right? LOL!

  143. My niece would love to find this beautiful bear under the tree Christmas morning!

  144. so cute! I hope I win!

  145. My granddaughter would love this! Thanks Mir!

  146. would be great for my daughter

  147. Thanks, Mir!

  148. My 6 year old daughter would be in love (and I might too!)

  149. Too cute!!

  150. Cute-a-licious!

  151. LOVE IT!

  152. my little (big!) girl would LOVE THIS!

  153. What a cute doll! I would love to win this for my daughter.

  154. I really love this! Fingers crossed!

  155. Adorable!

  156. Very cute!

  157. My daughter would enjoy this very much – combines two of her favorites – stuffed animal cute and american girls quality.

  158. I need her to teach me so fashion tips! And also to make a young lady in my life smile huge.

  159. My little girl would adore this!

  160. Sounds perfect for my girl — thanks!

  161. I’d love one for my grand daughter!

  162. DD would love this!

  163. My lovely baby girl would ADORE this!

  164. very cute!!

  165. How fun! My daughter would love this!

  166. I would love this!

  167. Move over American Girl!! Adorable!

  168. Pretty cute!

  169. This would be awesome!

  170. Absolutely the gift I need for one of my girls! Thanks for telling us about Zylie.

  171. Would love to give this to Rachael for Christmas! Thanks pretty!

  172. Seriously cute! Love a high quality bear for my older kids!

  173. xmas gift for my niece!!

  174. Awww!! I would love to win and re- gift! 😉
    Thanks, you pretty thing!!!

  175. RNG, FSM, whoever, please smile upon my daughter!

  176. SO sophisticated and lovable just like you MIR!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  177. So sweet! THanks – Jessica

  178. I have a couple of nieces who would love this!

  179. what girl wouldn’t want this?

  180. Too cute

  181. I have two neices who would love this! Thanks!

  182. Does my granddaughter need this? No, she doesn’t. But would she love it to death? Yes, she would.

    Thanks, Mir!

  183. She is so cute. I know a couple girls who would love to have this…maybe even including me!!

  184. I want it!!!

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